Local officials have renewed a 10 year battle to liberate the hamlets of Flanders, Riverside and Northampton from the primary 11901 zip code used by Riverhead.
U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin has made a formal request to U.S. Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan asking that three new zip codes (11902, 11903 and 11904) be given to the hamlets to eliminate confusion. This is especially problematic for emergency responders who often mistakenly respond to the wrong municipality. Some Global Positioning Systems do not properly recognize addresses in the tri-hamlet area where there are 18 identical street names and at least 32 more streets that have similar names.
The postal service has 60 days to respond. Lets see what happens.